For many years now, green tea has been making a buzz. We have been hearing an reading about the tremendous health benefits of green tea which is why many have followed the green tea drinking habits of the English.
But green tea also holds tons of beauty benefits. Numerous cosmetic companies have actually taken advantage of the powerful antioxidant properties of green tea and started including it in the ingredients of their beauty products. You probably are intrigued as to what makes green tea worthy of occupying a space in your beauty drawer. Let’s find out!
Beauty in a Cup of Green Tea
Green tea leaves hold high levels of antioxidants as clinical research has found out. Antioxidants have the ability to fight free radicals which are particles that hasten aging as well as cause diseases. The antioxidants from green tea added in skin care products work just like the antioxidants in your cup of green tea. Lathering them on your skin fights free radicals just like they do when they are digested. However, if you don’ t have the money to spend on lotions and potions with green tea extract, you can make your very own green tea beauty essentials right straight from your kitchen. Here are green tea home beauty remedies you can whip up.
Homemade Green Tea Beauty Remedies
- Hair Rinse for Strengthening
Pollution and harsh hair products damage the hair. Over time, your locks will become brittle and lackluster. To keep your crowning glory shiny and strong, a green tea rinse solution will do the trick. All you need to do is boil a liter of water and steep 3-4 green tea bags in it for about an hour. Once it cools down, rinse your hair with it thoroughly after you have shampooed and conditioned.
- Eye Compress – Been pulling an all-nighter for the past days? Are your eyes puffy and have dark circles under them? This is where your used tea bags come into play. Let a couple of used tea bags cool in the fridge. Once they are cool, lay down, relax, close your eyes and place one tea bag over each eye. Let it stay for 10 minutes. If you don’t have used tea bags, brew 2-3 tea bags in a cup of boiling water then put it in the fridge. Let is cool for a few hours. Use cotton balls and soak them in the concentrate and put a cotton ball over each eye just like the tea bags. This will soothe puffiness around your eyes and get rid of the dark circles under your eyes. Now that you know this beauty remedy of green tea, remember not to throw your tea bags after use. Put them in the fridge instead. The antioxidants in green tea can also help reduce fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes.
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